| great concerts held in the Trikoupion Concert Hall and the seminar classes that are sometimes scheduled. This is also a good occasion to appreciate the Municipal Chorus of Mesolongi.
Another celebration is referred to the legendary Exodus, occurred after Mesolongi was sought by the Turk. This heroic act has been reminded along the decades by different means, and the remembrance of its anniversary, celebrated every year on the week-end before Easter is one of them.
Another important date on Mesolongi's schedule is the St Simon fair. It takes place in the monastery after the same name, which is dedicated to the Patron saint of the city, and extends over three days, staring at the dawn of the Pentecost. This monastery dates from the 18th century and can be found on a green ravine called Zyrgos, where the massacre of the sabotaged Exodus took place.
|| During that time, people went to this monastery on the Sunday of Pentecost, and to the church on the Holly Spirit Monday. Once in there, they cooked some meat, after which they celebrated and danced.
As years went by, this tradition started to be left behind because of the revolution. But after the liberation, it came back with renovated strength, given by the significance of the evolved events. In fact, right after the celebration finishes, the one for the next year starts to be planned.
One of the most remarkable features that can be mentioned about this festival is the dressing of men, who get armed and
dressed up in a traditional way and wear jewels and other accessories. Men get divided into different organised groups, and the whole procession is accompanied by music coming from the traditional instruments and two clarinets.
After that, the celebration goes on, with the traditional dance of the dead, which revolves around the subject of the death and resurrection of the celebrators. Other interesting occasion in Mesolongi is the horse-race of Evinochori, which takes place every year on May the 1st.
The Lord Byron festival of literature and art celebrated in September is also very interesting. In addition, the municipality authorities also organise interesting cultural events along the months of July and August, such as the Acheloos Rock festival.